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America's Gun Violence

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  • FiveBelowFiveBelow Lubbock, TXPosts: 842
    edited June 11
    FiveBelow said:
    Well, no wonder, repub governor in a red state. More guns are the answer.


    Man Shot in the Mouth While Sitting on the Beach in Unprovoked Attack (msn.com)
    It's not quite the delectable Rainier season, but who knew cherry picking could be so fun? Must have been those damn hayseed red state tourists running a muck up there. I'd go back further than last week but what's the point? I sure hope my in-laws are okay. Wait, am I allowed to mingle with those who have representatives that don't belong to the same fraternity? It's all so confusing. Wearing political blinders does nothing more than discredit the notion that you actually care. I'm sure you were just extending a hand, though.
    Here is one that might make you blush, given your affinity for geography and a specific color.


    Are you really comparing the rate of gun violence in MA to that of TX? 

    In the same post where you're complaining about someone cherry picking data? 
    Not at all. If you're against gun violence (which I think everyone here is) it would make more sense to talk about the fact that it is everywhere instead of just searching out the places you're are sworn against due to the idiots in charge. I don't know about you but the last people I look to for advice are politicians. This thread is called America's Gun Violence. Every post is aimed at the other side being the cause, If you are against it, then show that you care when it happens in your own backyard. Not sure how this could be seen as comparing, just pointing out that his posts are catered to his political views only and that doesn't seem like caring to me. Seems like cherry picking.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 27,939
    Cherry picking:

    States with the Most (& Least) Gun Deaths [+ Causes] (usinsuranceagents.com)

    Tejas: 12.4 per !00,000

    Massachusetts: 3.7 per 100,000

    Regardless of the source, the numbers remain comparable. Get back to me when Tejas is more like Massachusetts. Or, go back to page 1 of this thread and read all of my posts to understand where I'm coming from rather than reading one cherrypicked post of mine. It'll make you blush.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 27,939
    Another "responsible" gun owner. The victim was outside the home. "Responsible" gun owner shot the victim through the door.

    Man mistaken for intruder fatally shot by best friend (msn.com)
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 5,597
    FiveBelow said:
    FiveBelow said:
    Well, no wonder, repub governor in a red state. More guns are the answer.


    Man Shot in the Mouth While Sitting on the Beach in Unprovoked Attack (msn.com)
    It's not quite the delectable Rainier season, but who knew cherry picking could be so fun? Must have been those damn hayseed red state tourists running a muck up there. I'd go back further than last week but what's the point? I sure hope my in-laws are okay. Wait, am I allowed to mingle with those who have representatives that don't belong to the same fraternity? It's all so confusing. Wearing political blinders does nothing more than discredit the notion that you actually care. I'm sure you were just extending a hand, though.
    Here is one that might make you blush, given your affinity for geography and a specific color.


    Are you really comparing the rate of gun violence in MA to that of TX? 

    In the same post where you're complaining about someone cherry picking data? 
    Not at all. If you're against gun violence (which I think everyone here is) it would make more sense to talk about the fact that it is everywhere instead of just searching out the places you're are sworn against due to the idiots in charge. I don't know about you but the last people I look to for advice are politicians. This thread is called America's Gun Violence. Every post is aimed at the other side being the cause, If you are against it, then show that you care when it happens in your own backyard. Not sure how this could be seen as comparing, just pointing out that his posts are catered to his political views only and that doesn't seem like caring to me. Seems like cherry picking.

    How is bringing up gun violence in MA in response to criticism of gun violence in TX not cherry picking?


    No one's denying that gun violence is everywhere in this shit hole country of ours... with that being said, MA has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and wouldn't you know it, one of the lowest rates of death by firearm... WAY lower than Texas. Go figure. 

    It's almost as if gun laws work, despite everything you've been told. 

  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 27,111
    FiveBelow said:
    FiveBelow said:
    Well, no wonder, repub governor in a red state. More guns are the answer.


    Man Shot in the Mouth While Sitting on the Beach in Unprovoked Attack (msn.com)
    It's not quite the delectable Rainier season, but who knew cherry picking could be so fun? Must have been those damn hayseed red state tourists running a muck up there. I'd go back further than last week but what's the point? I sure hope my in-laws are okay. Wait, am I allowed to mingle with those who have representatives that don't belong to the same fraternity? It's all so confusing. Wearing political blinders does nothing more than discredit the notion that you actually care. I'm sure you were just extending a hand, though.
    Here is one that might make you blush, given your affinity for geography and a specific color.


    Are you really comparing the rate of gun violence in MA to that of TX? 

    In the same post where you're complaining about someone cherry picking data? 
    Not at all. If you're against gun violence (which I think everyone here is) it would make more sense to talk about the fact that it is everywhere instead of just searching out the places you're are sworn against due to the idiots in charge. I don't know about you but the last people I look to for advice are politicians. This thread is called America's Gun Violence. Every post is aimed at the other side being the cause, If you are against it, then show that you care when it happens in your own backyard. Not sure how this could be seen as comparing, just pointing out that his posts are catered to his political views only and that doesn't seem like caring to me. Seems like cherry picking.

    How is bringing up gun violence in MA in response to criticism of gun violence in TX not cherry picking?


    No one's denying that gun violence is everywhere in this shit hole country of ours... with that being said, MA has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and wouldn't you know it, one of the lowest rates of death by firearm... WAY lower than Texas. Go figure. 

    It's almost as if gun laws work, despite everything you've been told. 
    Or the socioeconomics between the two?
  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 2,116
    I still say if things are to change, the media needs to start showing the actual aftermath of these shooting on TV and in print. Show pictures of the 70 year old grandma with her chest partly blown out in a church pew, a head shot father slumped over a shopping cart, the lifeless bodies of kids bled out in a school hallway. Stick it in people’s faces, especially the politicians.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 27,111
    I still say if things are to change, the media needs to start showing the actual aftermath of these shooting on TV and in print. Show pictures of the 70 year old grandma with her chest partly blown out in a church pew, a head shot father slumped over a shopping cart, the lifeless bodies of kids bled out in a school hallway. Stick it in people’s faces, especially the politicians.
    Won't do anything.  You see that in videogames and movies already.  Desensitizing is the word.
  • FiveBelowFiveBelow Lubbock, TXPosts: 842
    FiveBelow said:
    FiveBelow said:
    Well, no wonder, repub governor in a red state. More guns are the answer.


    Man Shot in the Mouth While Sitting on the Beach in Unprovoked Attack (msn.com)
    It's not quite the delectable Rainier season, but who knew cherry picking could be so fun? Must have been those damn hayseed red state tourists running a muck up there. I'd go back further than last week but what's the point? I sure hope my in-laws are okay. Wait, am I allowed to mingle with those who have representatives that don't belong to the same fraternity? It's all so confusing. Wearing political blinders does nothing more than discredit the notion that you actually care. I'm sure you were just extending a hand, though.
    Here is one that might make you blush, given your affinity for geography and a specific color.


    Are you really comparing the rate of gun violence in MA to that of TX? 

    In the same post where you're complaining about someone cherry picking data? 
    Not at all. If you're against gun violence (which I think everyone here is) it would make more sense to talk about the fact that it is everywhere instead of just searching out the places you're are sworn against due to the idiots in charge. I don't know about you but the last people I look to for advice are politicians. This thread is called America's Gun Violence. Every post is aimed at the other side being the cause, If you are against it, then show that you care when it happens in your own backyard. Not sure how this could be seen as comparing, just pointing out that his posts are catered to his political views only and that doesn't seem like caring to me. Seems like cherry picking.

    How is bringing up gun violence in MA in response to criticism of gun violence in TX not cherry picking?


    No one's denying that gun violence is everywhere in this shit hole country of ours... with that being said, MA has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and wouldn't you know it, one of the lowest rates of death by firearm... WAY lower than Texas. Go figure. 

    It's almost as if gun laws work, despite everything you've been told. 
    You are manufacturing a comparison, where in my post did I ever compare anything? Texas was not even the state I responded to him about if you want to go back and read the thread. I showed him that if you want to talk about gun violence then all he would need to do is turn on the local news instead of searching out an agenda piece. To show that I am not a political goon I shared an article from my hometown as an example of how easy it is.

    Clearly gun violence isn't equal.
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 5,597
    FiveBelow said:
    FiveBelow said:
    FiveBelow said:
    Well, no wonder, repub governor in a red state. More guns are the answer.


    Man Shot in the Mouth While Sitting on the Beach in Unprovoked Attack (msn.com)
    It's not quite the delectable Rainier season, but who knew cherry picking could be so fun? Must have been those damn hayseed red state tourists running a muck up there. I'd go back further than last week but what's the point? I sure hope my in-laws are okay. Wait, am I allowed to mingle with those who have representatives that don't belong to the same fraternity? It's all so confusing. Wearing political blinders does nothing more than discredit the notion that you actually care. I'm sure you were just extending a hand, though.
    Here is one that might make you blush, given your affinity for geography and a specific color.


    Are you really comparing the rate of gun violence in MA to that of TX? 

    In the same post where you're complaining about someone cherry picking data? 
    Not at all. If you're against gun violence (which I think everyone here is) it would make more sense to talk about the fact that it is everywhere instead of just searching out the places you're are sworn against due to the idiots in charge. I don't know about you but the last people I look to for advice are politicians. This thread is called America's Gun Violence. Every post is aimed at the other side being the cause, If you are against it, then show that you care when it happens in your own backyard. Not sure how this could be seen as comparing, just pointing out that his posts are catered to his political views only and that doesn't seem like caring to me. Seems like cherry picking.

    How is bringing up gun violence in MA in response to criticism of gun violence in TX not cherry picking?


    No one's denying that gun violence is everywhere in this shit hole country of ours... with that being said, MA has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and wouldn't you know it, one of the lowest rates of death by firearm... WAY lower than Texas. Go figure. 

    It's almost as if gun laws work, despite everything you've been told. 
    You are manufacturing a comparison, where in my post did I ever compare anything? Texas was not even the state I responded to him about if you want to go back and read the thread. I showed him that if you want to talk about gun violence then all he would need to do is turn on the local news instead of searching out an agenda piece. To show that I am not a political goon I shared an article from my hometown as an example of how easy it is.

    Clearly gun violence isn't equal.
    Fair enough. 

    Missed the part about Miami ... I found it odd that all 6 of your examples were from MA... I guess I inferred something that wasn't there. 

  • FiveBelowFiveBelow Lubbock, TXPosts: 842
    FiveBelow said:
    FiveBelow said:
    FiveBelow said:
    Well, no wonder, repub governor in a red state. More guns are the answer.


    Man Shot in the Mouth While Sitting on the Beach in Unprovoked Attack (msn.com)
    It's not quite the delectable Rainier season, but who knew cherry picking could be so fun? Must have been those damn hayseed red state tourists running a muck up there. I'd go back further than last week but what's the point? I sure hope my in-laws are okay. Wait, am I allowed to mingle with those who have representatives that don't belong to the same fraternity? It's all so confusing. Wearing political blinders does nothing more than discredit the notion that you actually care. I'm sure you were just extending a hand, though.
    Here is one that might make you blush, given your affinity for geography and a specific color.


    Are you really comparing the rate of gun violence in MA to that of TX? 

    In the same post where you're complaining about someone cherry picking data? 
    Not at all. If you're against gun violence (which I think everyone here is) it would make more sense to talk about the fact that it is everywhere instead of just searching out the places you're are sworn against due to the idiots in charge. I don't know about you but the last people I look to for advice are politicians. This thread is called America's Gun Violence. Every post is aimed at the other side being the cause, If you are against it, then show that you care when it happens in your own backyard. Not sure how this could be seen as comparing, just pointing out that his posts are catered to his political views only and that doesn't seem like caring to me. Seems like cherry picking.

    How is bringing up gun violence in MA in response to criticism of gun violence in TX not cherry picking?


    No one's denying that gun violence is everywhere in this shit hole country of ours... with that being said, MA has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and wouldn't you know it, one of the lowest rates of death by firearm... WAY lower than Texas. Go figure. 

    It's almost as if gun laws work, despite everything you've been told. 
    You are manufacturing a comparison, where in my post did I ever compare anything? Texas was not even the state I responded to him about if you want to go back and read the thread. I showed him that if you want to talk about gun violence then all he would need to do is turn on the local news instead of searching out an agenda piece. To show that I am not a political goon I shared an article from my hometown as an example of how easy it is.

    Clearly gun violence isn't equal.
    Fair enough. 

    Missed the part about Miami ... I found it odd that all 6 of your examples were from MA... I guess I inferred something that wasn't there. 
    No worries. I am not here to bash or push anything on anyone. Just to offer a different perspective from time to time.
  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 2,116
    edited June 11
    I still say if things are to change, the media needs to start showing the actual aftermath of these shooting on TV and in print. Show pictures of the 70 year old grandma with her chest partly blown out in a church pew, a head shot father slumped over a shopping cart, the lifeless bodies of kids bled out in a school hallway. Stick it in people’s faces, especially the politicians.
    Won't do anything.  You see that in videogames and movies already.  Desensitizing is the word.
    Disagree. Outside of adolescents those brains are not fully developed, those with developmental issues, and sociopaths (those who are unable to differentiate between fantasy and reality); humans, on a whole, are generally repulsed by, and avoid viewing people dying/imagery of actual deceased people. Especially when violence is involved.

    The fact that we are never shown the aftermath of mass shootings, and that any footage is usually swept up and removed from public view quickly reinforces that idea that people find it extremely disturbing. 
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 27,939
    Clearly, more guns and less restrictions on obtaining them are the answer. Tejas, woot!


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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 27,939
    Political advice notwithstanding, including the most recent one to not yet make the list of mass shootings in the US in 2021, Tejas has a commanding lead of 21-1. And I should be concerned about my purported back yard?

    Clearly, more guns and making them easier to obtain is the solution to ‘Murica’s gun violence problem. Too bad the rest of ‘Murica isn’t following Tejas’ lead. Don’t worry, won’t be long.

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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 8,809
    Clearly, more guns and less restrictions on obtaining them are the answer. Tejas, woot!


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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 21,321
     
    Rash of mass shootings stirs US fears heading into summer
    By KATHLEEN FOODY
    19 mins ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 30 others wounded in mass shootings overnight in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence could continue into summer as coronavirus restrictions ease and more people are free to socialize.

    No one was arrested as of Saturday afternoon in any of the attacks, which took place late Friday or early Saturday in the Texas capital of Austin, Chicago and Savannah, Georgia.

    In Austin, authorities said they arrested one of two male suspects and were searching for the other after a shooting early Saturday on a crowded pedestrian-only street packed with bars and restaurants. Fourteen people were wounded, including two critically, in the gunfire, which the city's interim police chief said is believed to have started as a dispute between two parties.

    In Chicago, a woman was killed and nine other people were wounded when two men opened fire on a group standing on a sidewalk in the Chatham neighborhood on the city's South Side. The shooters also got away and hadn't been identified by mid-afternoon Saturday.

    Someone opened fire in a popular entertainment district in downtown Austin early Saturday, wounding 13 people, including two critically, before getting away, authorities said. (June 12)

    In the south Georgia city of Savannah, police said one man was killed and seven other people were wounded in a mass shooting Friday evening, police said. Two of the wounded are children — an 18-month-old and a 13-year-old.

    Savannah's police chief, Roy Minter, Jr., said the shooting may be linked to an ongoing dispute between two groups, citing reports of gunshots being fired at the same apartment complex earlier in the week.

    “It's very disturbing what we're seeing across the country and the level of gun violence that we're seeing across the country," he told reporters Saturday. "It's disturbing and it's senseless.”

    The attacks come amid an easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in much of the country, including Chicago, which lifted many of its remaining safeguards on Friday. Many hoped that a spike in U.S. shootings and homicides last year was an aberration perhaps caused by pandemic-related stress amid a rise in gun ownership and debate over policing. But those rates are still higher than they were in pre-pandemic times, including in cities that refused to slash police spending following the death of George Floyd and those that made modest cuts.

    “There was a hope this might simply be a statistical blip that would start to come down," said Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum. “That hasn't happened. And that's what really makes chiefs worry that we may be entering a new period where we will see a reversal of 20 years of declines in these crimes.”

    Tracking ups and downs in crime is always complicated, but violent crime commonly increases in the summer months. Weekend evenings and early-morning hours also are common windows for shootings.

    Many types of crime did decline in 2020 and have stayed lower this year, suggesting the pandemic and the activism and unrest spurred by the reaction to Floyd’s death didn’t lead to an overall spike in crime.

    The 17 mass shootings in 2020 was the lowest annual total in a decade, according to a database compiled by The Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University. The database tracks all mass killings including shootings, defined as four or more people dead not including the perpetrator.

    According to that definition, there have been 17 mass killings, 16 of those shootings, already this year, said James Alan Fox, a criminologist and professor at Northeastern University.

    The Gun Violence Archive, which monitors media and police reports to track gun violence, defines mass shootings as those involving four or more people who were shot, regardless of whether they died. Overall, according to its database, more than 8,700 people have died of gun violence in the U.S. this year.

    The GVA also found that mass shootings spiked in 2020 to about 600, which was higher than in any of the previous six years it tracked the statistic. According to this year's count, there have been at least 267 mass shootings in the U.S. so far, including the latest three overnight Friday into Saturday.

    “It’s worrisome,” Fox said. “We have a blend of people beginning to get out and about in public. We have lots of divisiveness. And we have more guns and warm weather. It’s a potentially deadly mix.”


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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 27,939
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    How's this for cherry picking?

    2020 was the deadliest gun violence year in decades. So far, 2021 is worse.

    The shootings have come at a relentless pace. Gun violence this year has cut through celebrations and funerals, places of work and houses of worship. It has taken lives at a grocery store and in a fast-food drive-through lane.

    And most of all, it has unfolded on city streets and in family homes, away from the cameras and far from the national spotlight.

    By almost every measure, 2021 has already been a terrible year for gun violence. Many fear it will get worse. Last weekend alone, more than 120 people died in shootings, according to the Gun Violence Archive, with three especially dangerous incidents in Austin, Chicago and Savannah, Ga., leaving two dead and at least 30 injured.

    Through the first five months of 2021, gunfire killed more than 8,100 people in the United States, about 54 lives lost per day, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research organization. That’s 14 more deaths per day than the average toll during the same period of the previous six years.

    This year, the number of casualties, along with the overall number of shootings that have killed or injured at least one person, exceeds those of the first five months of 2020, which finished as the deadliest year of gun violence in at least two decades.

    From 2015-2019, about 40 people per day were killed in incidents of gun violence. 2020 saw a huge increase in gun deaths compared with previous years and 2021 is trending higher.

    Experts have attributed the increase to a variety of new and long-standing issues — including entrenched inequality, soaring gun ownership, and fraying relations between police and the communities they serve — all intensified during the coronavirus pandemic and widespread uprisings for racial justice. The violence, its causes and its solutions have sparked wide-ranging and fierce policy debates.

    The Post’s analysis found an increase in shootings during summers, especially last year, echoing a trend that law enforcement officials and gun violence researchers have warned about for years. With the weather warming, school letting out and virus-related restrictions falling away, leaders are worrying about a deadlier season than usual.

    “I’m scared to death of the summer, I’ll be real honest,” said Mark Bryant, the Gun Violence Archive’s founder. “I expect this to be a record year.”

    Gunfire deaths began to rise in April 2020, when covid-19 shut down much of the country, in-person schooling was paused and more than 20 million people lost their jobs. Gun violence — like the coronavirus — takes an unequal toll on communities of color. So as the pandemic took hold, it was one crisis on top of another.

    “What we have is compounded trauma,” said Shani Buggs, an assistant professor with the University of California at Davis’s Violence Prevention Research Program. “The pandemic exacerbated all of the inequities we had in our country — along racial lines, health lines, social lines, economic lines. All of the drivers of gun violence pre-pandemic were just worsened last year.”

    In most places, violent-crime rates remain well below what they were in the 1980s and early 1990s, a period that gave way to “the great American crime decline.” But last year, in some of the country’s largest cities, homicides increased by a total of 30 percent when compared with 2019.

    In July 2020, shooting deaths reached a peak of roughly 58 per day and continued, nearly unabated, around that level until early 2021.

    Now, the numbers are rising again.

    In the nation’s capital, 2020 set a recent record for homicides — mostly from gun violence — and their number is rising again, even with the annual summer crime prevention initiative well underway. Seventy-nine people were killed in the District during the first five months of 2021, a 23 percent increase over the previous year.

    At a recent vigil for Kassius-Kohn Glay, a 16-year-old standout high school student who was fatally shot last month, his parents said they were conscious of the danger their son, a young Black man, would face in his Northwest Washington neighborhood. Last year, Glay saw his best friend die in a shooting.

    “I don’t want this to happen no more,” Glay’s mother, Juanita Culbreth, said at the memorial. “To the last breath of my body, I’m going to be sure. I’m going to keep on advocating for y’all.”

    After a string of deadly shootings in Miami, the city’s police chief, Art Acevedo, went on national television to warn about the coming months.

    “Unless we all start speaking up, speaking out and demanding our elected officials take action, we’re going to see a lot more bloodshed,” Acevedo, who also heads the Major Cities Chiefs Association, said on CBS News’s “Face the Nation.”

    A week after Acevedo’s TV appearance, a shooting at a Miami graduation party left three dead and five wounded.

    [Officials worry the rise in violent crime portends a bloody summer: ‘It’s trauma on top of trauma’]

    Shootings have also increased in cities from Los Angeles to Chicago to Columbus, Ohio. In Philadelphia, officials are preparing for what could be the deadliest year in the city’s history. The mayor is holding regular updates on gun violence, reminiscent of weekly coronavirus briefings.

    But the rise in gun violence is not just a big-city phenomenon. The number of gunfire deaths has also increased in suburban and rural areas, though the overall numbers are lower because of smaller populations.

    Researchers note a number of factors they say are driving the upswing, including the unprecedented surge in gun sales. In 2020, a year of pandemic, protests and elections, people purchased more than 23 million guns, a 66 percent increase over 2019 sales, according to a Post analysis of federal data on gun background checks.

    In January and February of 2021, people bought more guns than they did during either month of any previous year in which such purchases were recorded. In January alone, about 2.5 million guns were sold, the third-highest one-month total, behind only June and July of 2020.

    Before 2020, gun-sales spikes coincided with elections and mass shootings, such as the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in late 2012. Last year, the numbers climbed during pandemic-induced shutdowns and again in the summer, with millions protesting a Minneapolis police officer’s murder of George Floyd.

    Controlling for population, the analysis found the higher the jump in gun sales between 2019 and 2020, the higher the jump in gun violence that resulted in at least one death.

    Michigan and Nevada were among the states with the largest per capita increase in gun sales and gun-related deaths, while Washington state and Oklahoma saw their rates of gun violence stay relatively flat.

    A large body of research shows gun availability increases the relative risk of fatal shootings, and Buggs co-wrote a study last year that found an association between firearm purchases that spring and a statistically significant increase in firearm violence.

    Researchers caution against drawing causal links, especially during a year as unique as 2020, and Buggs said gun sales are among a number of elements that “are difficult to tease out.” Others have noted that millions of guns were sold in past decades, when crime rates were falling, and have said one year of data is not enough to settle the matter.

    Early numbers indicate a large slice of 2020 gun buyers — about a fifth — purchased their first-ever firearm.

    That flood of new gun owners, plus a possible lack of in-person firearm-safety training because of coronavirus shutdowns, is a worrying combination for Cassandra Crifasi, the deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy.

    “All of these people who bought guns in the context of fear around the pandemic and the unrest and uprising in relation to the murder of George Floyd, what do they do with those guns now?” she said.

    That flood of new gun owners, plus a possible lack of in-person firearm-safety training because of coronavirus shutdowns, is a worrying combination for Cassandra Crifasi, the deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy.

    “All of these people who bought guns in the context of fear around the pandemic and the unrest and uprising in relation to the murder of George Floyd, what do they do with those guns now?” she said.

    The Post found the number of fatal shootings the Gun Violence Archive classified as some type of accident increased by more than 40 percent from 2019 to 2020. The number of deadly incidents involving children — who may get guns from adults who do not store them properly — also rose by 45 percent, though a share of that is attributable to other types of shootings. The analysis does not include suicides because real-time data is unavailable, but researchers have noted worrying signs that gun-related suicides, along with intimate-partner violence and family violence, are also on the rise.

    The past 14 months have presented “a perfect storm,” Crifasi said. Along with the mass influx of guns, the pandemic fueled a recession that overwhelmingly affected low-wage and minority workers and would keep Black women and men out of jobs longer than other Americans. Then a police officer killed Floyd in Minneapolis, leading to an erosion of public confidence in law enforcement. The protests after Floyd’s murder yielded more images of police brutality. An increase in violence was underway, but it continued to rise, experts noted, just as it did after police killings in Ferguson, Mo., and Chicago in 2014.


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    The pandemic and protests also thinned officer ranks, sickening them or sending them to manage unrest. Researcher and former U.S. district judge Paul Cassell has charted in some cities a decline in street and vehicle stops, termed “proactive policing.”

    Through it all, young people were especially vulnerable, with activities that normally provide structure and support — in-person school, sports, social work and community-level violence-prevention programs — not operating.

    California-based Advance Peace is one of those organizations.

    Julius Thibodeaux Jr., the strategy program manager for the nonprofit’s Sacramento chapter, calls gun violence “the forgotten pandemic.” The work he and his team do to fight it depends on human-to-human contact. It can’t be done remotely.

    Before covid-19, Sacramento was on a 28-month run of no juvenile homicides. But the pandemic temporarily shuttered the program, which works with those most at risk of being involved in gun violence — as perpetrators or victims. The regular life skills classes and one-on-one counseling were put on hold, outings to places such as Universal Studios and sports events were canceled, and just hanging out, having a conversation over a meal, became more difficult. All those interactions help build a foundation that prevents violence, Thibodeaux said.

    “The pandemic really limited us in doing the very things that make the program successful,” he said. “I don’t think people know what it means to take a young person out of the environment where they’re impacted by trauma on a daily basis, to exhale, to take a look around and not feel threatened by their very environment.”

    Thibodeaux has seen more anger in his city since the onset of the pandemic, more people looking to settle arguments with deadly weapons, more despair. Homicides in Sacramento rose by 26 percent from 2019 to 2020, and four young people were killed, including a 9-year-old girl, police reported.

    [In Sacramento, trying to stop a killing before it happens]

    It could have been worse, Thibodeaux said, if Advance Peace and groups like it hadn’t continued their work, even in a limited capacity. Advance Peace Sacramento says it mediated hundreds of conflicts that may have otherwise escalated. The group’s mentors prevented at least 84 “imminent gun violence conflicts” and responded to 83 shootings, stopping potential retaliation, according to a year-end report prepared by the University of California at Berkeley.

    Advance Peace is starting to resume pre-pandemic operations, but many of the other problems linger, which is why experts expect the violence to continue.

    During the pandemic’s first year, public mass shootings were largely absent from national headlines — until a pair of deadly rampages in March, roughly one week apart, in the Atlanta area and Boulder, Colo. This began a run of high-profile shootings, which account for a relatively small fraction of overall firearm deaths, that some have identified as a cluster, where one attack may prompt another.

    But throughout 2020 and into 2021, there were soaring levels of shootings that killed or injured four or more people and didn’t get much widespread attention beyond the places they occurred.

    This is happening amid growing calls to treat gun violence not only as a matter of law and order but as a public health concern.

    Crifasi, of the Johns Hopkins center, has drawn a parallel to the opioid epidemic: Heroin wreaked havoc in Black communities for decades, giving rise to a “war on drugs.” But, she said, “as soon as opioids started impacting White communities, it was a public health crisis.”

    “When we think about gun violence, it’s been ravaging Black and Brown communities for decades,” Crifasi said. “But it wasn’t until mass shootings started impacting predominantly White communities that people really started paying attention.”

    There are signs that elected officials are increasingly embracing a public health approach, perhaps most notably in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which includes $5 billion over eight years to fund gun violence prevention programs. Negotiations with Senate Republicans over the proposal are stalled.

    That legislation, along with the latest covid-19 stimulus package, which allows local governments to direct federal relief money to gun violence prevention, could have a far-reaching impact, said Buggs, the UC Davis professor.

    “The federal government has never invested in community violence intervention and prevention in this way,” she said.

    The funding could help cities and organizations address the mental health challenges that come with the violence, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and feelings of isolation — work Buggs said police officers cannot do.

    “In communities where there is gun violence, there needs to be conversations about how can we stop this,” she said. “How can we address people’s anger and fear and pain in ways that lower the risk of individuals solving disputes and conflicts in fatal ways?”

    In D.C., officials recently rolled out a program to distribute grants to people or groups involved in promoting public safety. In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced last month what he described as the largest-ever state investment in violence intervention and prevention, more than $200 million over three years.

    This, Advance Peace’s Thibodeaux said, is a start.

    “You can’t just say a prayer and throw pennies at this pandemic and expect it to go away,” he said. “It’s going to take more than prayer and pennies.”

    ABOUT THIS STORY

    Gun violence deaths and incidents based on data from the Gun Violence Archive. Post analysis on the Gun Violence Archive was limited to incidents with at least one death. Firearm sales estimates are based on methodology applied to FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System data surveying handgun, long-gun and multiple-gun background checks leading to purchases.

    Editing by Danielle Rindler and Herman Wong.

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    The pandemic and protests also thinned officer ranks, sickening them or sending them to manage unrest. Researcher and former U.S. district judge Paul Cassell has charted in some cities a decline in street and vehicle stops, termed “proactive policing.”

    Through it all, young people were especially vulnerable, with activities that normally provide structure and support — in-person school, sports, social work and community-level violence-prevention programs — not operating.

    California-based Advance Peace is one of those organizations.

    Julius Thibodeaux Jr., the strategy program manager for the nonprofit’s Sacramento chapter, calls gun violence “the forgotten pandemic.” The work he and his team do to fight it depends on human-to-human contact. It can’t be done remotely.

    Before covid-19, Sacramento was on a 28-month run of no juvenile homicides. But the pandemic temporarily shuttered the program, which works with those most at risk of being involved in gun violence — as perpetrators or victims. The regular life skills classes and one-on-one counseling were put on hold, outings to places such as Universal Studios and sports events were canceled, and just hanging out, having a conversation over a meal, became more difficult. All those interactions help build a foundation that prevents violence, Thibodeaux said.

    “The pandemic really limited us in doing the very things that make the program successful,” he said. “I don’t think people know what it means to take a young person out of the environment where they’re impacted by trauma on a daily basis, to exhale, to take a look around and not feel threatened by their very environment.”

    Thibodeaux has seen more anger in his city since the onset of the pandemic, more people looking to settle arguments with deadly weapons, more despair. Homicides in Sacramento rose by 26 percent from 2019 to 2020, and four young people were killed, including a 9-year-old girl, police reported.

    [In Sacramento, trying to stop a killing before it happens]

    It could have been worse, Thibodeaux said, if Advance Peace and groups like it hadn’t continued their work, even in a limited capacity. Advance Peace Sacramento says it mediated hundreds of conflicts that may have otherwise escalated. The group’s mentors prevented at least 84 “imminent gun violence conflicts” and responded to 83 shootings, stopping potential retaliation, according to a year-end report prepared by the University of California at Berkeley.

    Advance Peace is starting to resume pre-pandemic operations, but many of the other problems linger, which is why experts expect the violence to continue.

    During the pandemic’s first year, public mass shootings were largely absent from national headlines — until a pair of deadly rampages in March, roughly one week apart, in the Atlanta area and Boulder, Colo. This began a run of high-profile shootings, which account for a relatively small fraction of overall firearm deaths, that some have identified as a cluster, where one attack may prompt another.

    But throughout 2020 and into 2021, there were soaring levels of shootings that killed or injured four or more people and didn’t get much widespread attention beyond the places they occurred.

    This is happening amid growing calls to treat gun violence not only as a matter of law and order but as a public health concern.

    Crifasi, of the Johns Hopkins center, has drawn a parallel to the opioid epidemic: Heroin wreaked havoc in Black communities for decades, giving rise to a “war on drugs.” But, she said, “as soon as opioids started impacting White communities, it was a public health crisis.”

    “When we think about gun violence, it’s been ravaging Black and Brown communities for decades,” Crifasi said. “But it wasn’t until mass shootings started impacting predominantly White communities that people really started paying attention.”

    There are signs that elected officials are increasingly embracing a public health approach, perhaps most notably in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which includes $5 billion over eight years to fund gun violence prevention programs. Negotiations with Senate Republicans over the proposal are stalled.

    That legislation, along with the latest covid-19 stimulus package, which allows local governments to direct federal relief money to gun violence prevention, could have a far-reaching impact, said Buggs, the UC Davis professor.

    “The federal government has never invested in community violence intervention and prevention in this way,” she said.

    The funding could help cities and organizations address the mental health challenges that come with the violence, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and feelings of isolation — work Buggs said police officers cannot do.

    “In communities where there is gun violence, there needs to be conversations about how can we stop this,” she said. “How can we address people’s anger and fear and pain in ways that lower the risk of individuals solving disputes and conflicts in fatal ways?”

    In D.C., officials recently rolled out a program to distribute grants to people or groups involved in promoting public safety. In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced last month what he described as the largest-ever state investment in violence intervention and prevention, more than $200 million over three years.

    This, Advance Peace’s Thibodeaux said, is a start.

    “You can’t just say a prayer and throw pennies at this pandemic and expect it to go away,” he said. “It’s going to take more than prayer and pennies.”

    ABOUT THIS STORY

    Gun violence deaths and incidents based on data from the Gun Violence Archive. Post analysis on the Gun Violence Archive was limited to incidents with at least one death. Firearm sales estimates are based on methodology applied to FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System data surveying handgun, long-gun and multiple-gun background checks leading to purchases.

    Editing by Danielle Rindler and Herman Wong.

    Gun violence in 2021: Shootings in America are up and experts fear it may get worse - The Washington Post

    This is quite the opposite of cherry picking. Thank you for sharing this informative piece on the issue and some of the programs implemented in the fight against it.
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    This paragraph from the article mrussel posted in the Biden thread strikes me and leads me to think a couple of things:

    Most people with schizophrenia do not commit acts of violence — in fact, people with severe mental illness are more likely to be the victims of violence than the perpetrators. But Kinkel’s voices demanded he commit terrible violence at an incredibly vulnerable time in his young life.

    Mainly, how things might have been different if he wasn't given a rifle when he was 12, allowed to purchase a hand gun with money he had saved a year before he committed the killings and if he had gotten the appropriate mental health care with his father being more supportive of his getting treatment. Oh, and if "responsible" gun owners secured their firearms so they couldn't be stolen and sold for $110.00.

    The ease with which firearms are obtained is absolutely ridiculous. 'Murica, and the shots ring out.

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